Ex-Newcastle star Kieron Dyer reveals why he's going on reality TV show

This is a great effort from Dyer, we want to see more of this!

We reckon most people scoffed a little when they heard the news of former Newcastle United and West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer going on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!

Now, despite being immensely talented, Dyer's career was somewhat tainted by his horrible track record of injuries. In fact, from the 2007-2008 season, he was only able to make 44 appearances in the league for West Ham, Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough.

So when the news broke that he would be going to the 'jungle', you'd be forgiven for thinking that he was looking to kick-start his media career and earn some more cash.

Well, it turns out that everyone could not be more wrong, and that Dyer might just be the nicest bloke in the country after hearing this somewhat heartbreaking story.

It turns out that Dyer lost his younger brother to a stillbirth when he was just seven, and he is going to give all of his fee from appearing on the show to The Jude Brady Foundation in Suffolk.

And speaking to the Ipswich Star, Dyer revealed exactly why he's doing the TV show: “I am very competitive. But I am not going on the show for money. My fee is going to a charity. I am doing this show for the charity and my children.

“I see the show can revitalise people’s careers, but if someone in the camp wants to further their career in the media, I would rather they win than me.

“Obviously if I did win, I’d be over the moon, but it’s not the be all and end all.”

This is great work from Dyer and nice to see a celebrity doing something for someone else... well played Kieron! 


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